Happy Children Project

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Ashiaman-Tema, Ghana via
Contact
Person: 
Frank-Mills Akuffu
Email: 
info [at] servicetomankindfoundation [dot] org
Phone: 
+233207308573

 

Happy Children Project is to rescues street and ‘at risk’ children. Providing a 24 hour emergency centre, safe homes and a farm community which provide a secure base for their rehabilitation and re-integration back in to families and communities. We aim to meet the immediate needs of street children by supporting their families and communities. In this way we are targeting the key issues which drive children on to the streets in the first place by, *Prevention *Rescue *Homes and Rehabilitation *Education and Training *Family – Re-integration, Fostering and Adoption.

Our mission is to provide the care and education necessary to empower formerly impoverished children to become leaders who will dedicate their lives to the compassionate improvement of society by providing free education for needy children of all communities.

Our vision is to build a “child safe home” by developing and implementing policies and procedures, to the best of our ability, to ensure the respect and wellbeing of children who come into contact with our organisation. Our strategy is to offer an alternate to street life while leaving the choice in their hands.

We aim to develop in children the knowledge, skills, attitudes and concepts in key learning areas by providing learning experiences that are appropriate to a child’s age, learning readiness, and stage of development and level of maturity.

To foster a warm, caring and safe learning environment that stimulates curiosity, fairness and respect for others. Our programme aimed at making children with special needs as independent as possible.

To deliver a well balanced international curriculum which will be continually developed and improved in harmony with the cultural beliefs of our communities, country and multinational community.  To develop motivated well rounded and culturally rich students by providing access to free basic education.

 

Details
People: 
•Primary Schools (group exchange programmes with the supervision of a teacher or adults) •High Schools •University Students •Groups (churches, students, youth, clubs, etc.) •Individuals
Commitment: 
Volunteer’s role will include the following, •Teaching (basic, general and informal education, vocational skills education and ICT workshops). •Teaching and coaching ( physical education, girls empowerment and sports development, youth sport) •Mental development-Talent hunts (music, drama and theater). Giving music-classes, organising music shows and performing arts programmes. •Creating awareness and increasing teachers, students and the general public knowledge about major infectious diseases by promoting positive change behaviour both in students and teachers and also at homes.
Skills: 
The volunteer should be able to communicate, •Active, humble, willing to learn how to deal with spastic and handicapped people, trustable and full of ideas and willing to work when demanded. •Acceptance of their new environment and cooperation is very essential in achieving the aim of their participation. •ICT user knowledge (communication skills, teaching skills, creativity, sociable, able to motivate and being motivated, general knowledge, etc.) All our programmes are conducted in English. (knowledge of the French language will be of great support as well to our students)
Type: 
•Teaching (basic, general and informal education, vocational skills education and ICT workshops). •Teaching and coaching ( physical education, girls empowerment and sports development, youth sport) •Creating awareness and increasing teachers, students and the general public knowledge about major infectious diseases by promoting positive change behaviour both in students and teachers and also at homes. Environmental school and information days for the communities) •Promoting and marketing of the organisation; charity activities •Participation in existing projects of the host organisation. •To put inter-competition back at the heart of schools, groups and communities. •Equipping young people with the ability and desire to sustain their involvement in sporting activity beyond their school life. •Motivating Young People to take responsibility of themselves (Embedding Sport/Activity/Leadership) •To provide identified young people with the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence to fulfill their potential in their chosen sport. •To offer insights into the world performance of sport for young people, both exploring the expectations and demands, and allow them time to reflect on their own talent and ability, attitudes and ambition. •To stimulate creativity and desire within the young sports people through an understanding of the history of their sport and the endeavours and innovation of the greatest performers within it. •To prepare young people for life beyond compulsory education (basic, informal, ICT or vocational education and training). •To encourage the young sports people to continue in education and move into further and higher education where appropriate and relevant.
Date: 
2012-04-09 - 2012-12-31
Money: 
4weeks=600Euro (for programmes stay longer than 8 weeks * Additional Cost: 80 euro per week) •Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses. Safe, clean, comfortable local housing, inspected by our local coordinators. •Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Special meals on request. •Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency. Orientation/city briefing on arrival by our projects coordinator includes detailed travel, safety & cultural information and many tips that will make your trip planning easier. •Airport meets and greet by our project coordinator (At any time, any day!). •First night hotel accommodation *some programs. •Transportation arrangement to project sites, tourist and cultural centres. Administrative cost. •Departure transfer to the airport by our staff. •Volunteer Service Award certificate of achievement, a Letter of Introduction and Recommendation are provided detailing the activities developed by the volunteer during his or her stay. •Language and Immersion Programmes: Include 20 hours a week of local language, drumming, dancing and singing lessons.

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Plot 28 Auto Crystal. Community 18-20. Lashibi-Klagon, Ashiaman-Tema, Ghana